Rep. Michaud Appoints Veterans’ Affairs Committee Minority Staff Director

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Mike Michaud (D-Maine),Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, named Nancy Dolan to be the new Staff Director for the minority committee office. Dolan, who is currently the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Veterans Affairs, will begin her service on the committee at the end of the month.

“Nancy is an experienced professional and a dedicated public servant who cares deeply about our committee’s bipartisan mission,” said Michaud. “She is results orientated and will help lead our efforts with a steady hand. I’d like to enthusiastically welcome her to the committee, and I look forward to our work together on behalf of our nation’s veterans.”

A biography for Dolan can be found below.

Dolan has over fifteen years of public service. She is currently the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Veterans Affairs. In this role she identifies long-range veteran issues, analyzes current strategies, and advises the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and senior VA leaders of required changes to policies, priorities and resources.  Prior to working with the VA, Nancy served with the Department of Navy in various positions responsible for planning, policy and resourcing relative to national security and naval operations. In 2008, she was one of only two civilian DoD Congressional Legislative Fellows, serving on Michaud’s personal staff as the Military Legislative Aid handling the defense, veterans and foreign affairs portfolios.

Dolan is a member of the Senior Executive Service. She is known for her proactive, innovative and collaborative leadership style. She has been repeatedly recognized for resource stewardship and leading superior performing teams with high morale.

A native of New York, Dolan graduated from Cornell University. She has pursued graduate-level studies at the University of Dayton, and executive training at the University of North Carolina and the Federal Executive Institute. She is a graduate of the MIT Seminar XXI Program. She is a member of the DoD Acquisition Professional Community, certified at Level III in Program Management and Systems Engineering. Dolan received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award for her exceptional performance and contributions.


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